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Fossler Name Meaning

South German: variant of Vossler . German: perhaps also a variant of Fassler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fessler, Fassler, Rossler, Ostler, Forster, Kessler, Bosler, Mosser

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Where is the Fossler family from?

You can see how Fossler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fossler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fossler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Fossler families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Fossler's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Fossler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fossler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fossler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fossler. 23% of Fossler men worked as a Salesman and 30% of Fossler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fossler were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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What Fossler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fossler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 207 immigration records available for the last name Fossler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 402 military records available for the last name Fossler. For the veterans among your Fossler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fossler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Fossler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fossler in 1958 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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